Posted on: 24 March 2016 by Mark Howells
As Flybe inaugurated a new route between Doncaster Sheffield and Paris Charles de Gaulle – part of an eight new route deal between the airline, the airport and tourism agency Welcome to Yorkshire – the carrier also announced plans to introduce a new business route between Doncaster Sheffield and Dusseldorf this winter.
The eight new routes will see Flybe deliver the largest number of departures from the Yorkshire airport, offering some 42 extra flights per week, creating 500,000 extra new flight seats to Paris, Amsterdam, Berlin, Jersey, Newquay, Malaga, Alicante and Faro.
“Today is a day we have been working towards for a long time with eight brand new routes starting over the next few days from a brand new base – and we are delighted to announce details of yet another new route with a service to Dusseldorf,” remarked Vincent Hodder, Flybe’s chief revenue officer. “We are confident we have created a schedule that delivers attractive travel options that are both appealing and affordable as well as providing opportunities for onward global connections. Flybe prides itself on offering great value fares and a convenient, fast, reliable service to some very popular destinations. We look forward to welcoming all our new passengers on board.”
Steve Gill, managing director of Doncaster Sheffield Airport, added, “Services to Berlin will also increase from four weekly to daily, due to unprecedented demand from the Sheffield City regions business community. Providing the Sheffield City Region with the business services it needs has long been an ambition and now that these services are here we must see the region voting with their feet and using them. Passenger demand to date has exceeded expectations. This is a phenomenal start but there is still much work to do.”
The E195 operating the Doncaster Sheffield–Charles de Gaulle route features the Welcome to Yorkshire livery.